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Mekong countries agree to strengthen tourism cooperation

Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries have agreed to boost tourism cooperation, including improving infrastructure and marketing techniques and developing human resources. During the 44th GMS Tourism Working Group Meeting, held last week in Siem Reap, the six countries that form GMS signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation in tourism and attract more tourists to each […]

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Myanmar tourists encouraged to use Visa in Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Visa credit cards announced a partnership to promote tourism between Thailand and Myanmar.  Under an ongoing campaign to encourage more Myanmar tourists to experience the benefits of digital payments while travelling overseas, locals visiting Thailand can collect a THB500 discount voucher at the Yangon International Airport. The voucher […]

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Myanmar: Shareholders ask bus company to buy back shares

Some 200 shareholders of bus service operator Yangon Urban Public Transportation Company (YUPT) are calling on the Yangon Region government to buy over their shares in the company. This comes after a shareholder uprising over the company’s lack of profit and leadership selection disrupted YUPT’s annual general meeting in late October. Last weekend, YUPT began […]

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Myanmar: Three new substations boost national grid

With the official launching of three new substations on Saturday, Myanmar’s national electricity grid is now providing 50 percent of the country’s power needs, says Minister of Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing. U Win Khaing was speaking during the official opening of the Tatkyigon substation in Hmawby Township, Kyuntawkon substation in Okekan Township, and […]

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